Porting Widgets to Blocks: Feb 18, 2019

All widgets we plan on porting to blocks have been merged! 🎉


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We have a couple of the more advanced widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. blocks with v2 designs. These are “nice to haves,” but not necessarily scoped to any particular release.

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  • The Classic Widget [13511] is going to be moved into the “widget area GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ support” project, since it impacts all of the widget screens.
  • You can track progress on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/projects/20

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